While federal reform will result in new customers, a shortage of providers could make absorbing the millions of formerly uninsured Americans a challenge. CHCF reports provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, physicians, and long term care facilities.
Health plans rely on care coordinators and case managers to meet the social and medical needs of patients with complex conditions. Learn how plans invest in training to keep staff in these roles committed and sharp.
Five California public hospitals are integrating Lean management techniques at every level to improve performance. Case studies highlight their progress and lessons learned.
Although the community is where most future doctors will spend their careers, most new physicians continue to train in hospitals. We need a better approach.
Clinical decision support tools alert providers to screen patients for high blood pressure, find opportunities for follow up, and suggest treatment options. A CHCF-supported collaborative developed tools to speed adoption of CDS for hypertension.
Delivering an exceptional patient experience can boost quality, safety, and performance. CHCF funded eight community clinics to elevate the patient experience.
The new Safety Net Analytics Program will teach clinic leaders how to mine the data in EHRs to improve patient care. Applications were due September 22.
Expectant mothers can have different delivery experiences depending on the hospital. Where are California's high- and low-performing hospitals on maternity measures?
A CHCF design challenge sought solutions to help patients take an active role in recognizing, chronicling, and sharing information about hurdles in their lives that affect their health.
Will California physicians be able to handle the Medi-Cal population surge? This report looks at physician participation in Medi-Cal and its implications for access to care.
Despite the high volume of hip and knee replacements, data on device efficacy, surgical technique, and patient outcomes are lacking. A statewide registry aims to fill the gaps.
CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invested in CareInSync's mobile platform which enables care teams to collaborate on plans for patients transitioning between settings.
How is health care regulated in California? This tool shows how state agencies work to oversee the delivery of health care services and what information about oversight is available to the public.
How is health care regulated in California? Learn how state agencies oversee the delivery of medical services and what information is available to the public.
Enhancing the patient experience in community health centers requires a fully engaged, supported, and empowered staff. The PEAC project produced strategies for lasting change.
Public health systems are increasingly focused on improving patients' experience of care. With support from CHCF, 15 clinics benchmarked their performance and tested new approaches aimed at doing better.